ERIC Number: ED431043
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
Pacific Islands School-Parent-Community Liaison Project. An Independent Evaluation Report.
Mara, Diane L.
A research study was designed to provide evaluative data to the New Zealand Ministry of Education on models and parts of models that would enhance programs for developing liaison between schools and Pacific Islands parents and communities. Information was collected from 6 clusters of schools, for a total of 38 schools. After initial visits to the schools, return visits were scheduled for focus group interviews of parents, teachers, and school management, and individual interviews with the eight liaison people for these schools. Data provide evidence of the high involvement of parents and teachers and give many examples of effective and successful involvement and involvement programs. Information was gathered about the perceptions of administrators, liaison people, parents, and teachers. A model for promoting parent involvement is developed, and some recommendations are made for future contract development for Pacific Island communities and schools to enhance educational achievement. Two appendixes contain interview questions for the study. (Contains 1 figure and 31 references.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New Zealand Council for Educational Research, Wellington.
Identifiers - Location: New Zealand